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Food Safety Introduction

Event Description This 15 minute online learning module is for WSCC staff and staff in the Care Sector providing a service to residents of West Sussex.

It will provide you with an introduction to food standards in the UK, the laws in place to protect consumers and businesses, and the importance of maintaining high standards in the preparation, processing, distribution or service of food.

Please note this online learning module is a good introduction to this subject, however; the Level 2 Food Safety qualification is still required by law for staff in a catering role.
Training Objectives The aim of this module is to explore food standards in the UK and the laws in place to protect consumers and businesses. It will outline the differences between food safety and food hygiene, as well as food hazards and the risks these pose to human health. 
Learning Outcomes If you apply what you have learnt in this online module you will be able to:

  • Recognise consumer concerns and why it is important to all business involved in the preparation, processing, distribution or service of food to main high standards.
  • Identify who is responsible for food standards in the UK and the laws in place to protect consumers and businesses.
  • Explain the differences between food safety and food hygiene.
  • Consider contamination of food and how the risk of food-borne illness can be prevented.
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    Course Pre-Requisites  
    Course Instructions You may have to allow pop-ups for this e-learning module. If you need help in doing this, please contact Corporate Learning and Development's helpdesk on 033 022 22003 (x22003). 
    Online Learning Course Category Health and Safety 
    Subject Areas Health Care, Health & Safety 
    Target Audience WSCC Staff, PVI Sector - Children, PVI Sector - Adults, Care Homes 
    Course Costs
    Internal LA Cost: £0.00
    PVI/Care Provider Cost: £0.00
    Partnership Cost: £0.00
    External Cost: £0.00
    Session Session Date Session Length Session Venue
    Online Learning Anytime 15 minutes At your desk